Handled by Warner Korea and debuting at the top of the chart, it reversed the recent downswing in Korean attendances and claimed a massive 73% share of the market with a $12.5 million (KRW13.6 billion) launch.
Opening in second, Korean romantic comedy “Fashion King” handled by Next Entertainment World (N.E.W) took $1.97 million (KRW 2.14 billion).
Previous chart topper, David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” took $1.13 million (KRW 1.23 billion) for a three week total of $11.4 million already overtaken by “Interstellar.”
Local comedy, “We Are Brothers” slid to the fourth spot, taking USD 372,000, a mere 2.2% market share.
With the Western holiday of Halloween becoming more significant in Korea, UPI Korea’s kids’ title “The Boxtrolls” charted in fifth place, taking $329,000.
Local titles “My Dictator” and “My Love, My Bride” both dropped three places taking $168,000 and $183,000 (KRW 182,554,500) respectively. “Boyhood” added $97,400 (KRW 105,625,700).
Another newcomer was the Korean documentary about a Christian pastor, “The Disciple John Oak” which debuted at the tenth place.
“The Truth Shall Not Sink With Sewol” (aka “Diving Bell”), a Cinema Dal-distributed documentary about the Sewol ferry disaster, climbed four places to 11th. It added $28,200 for a cume of $199,000.